Cactus High School
9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Cactus High School
Cactus High School is a public secondary school located in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It is part of the Phoenix Union High School District and serves students in grades 9-12. The school was established in 1949 and has a long history of excellence in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities.
At Cactus High School, students have access to a wide range of educational opportunities. The school offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses, dual enrollment courses, and career and technical education courses. Additionally, students can participate in clubs and organizations, sports teams, and community service projects.
Cactus High School is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. The school has an extensive counseling program and offers a variety of support services, such as mental health counseling and academic advising. The school also has a strong focus on character education and has implemented a number of initiatives to promote a culture of respect and kindness.
Cactus High School is a great place for students to learn, grow, and prepare for their future. With its commitment to providing quality education and a supportive learning environment, Cactus High School is a great place for students to succeed.
6330 W Greenway Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306
Overview Cactus High School
Cactus High School serves 1,146 students in grades 7-12.
Cactus High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on Cactus High School
Cactus High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Cactus High School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.